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File 3443/1914 Pt 2 'German War: German emissaries to Afghanistan' [‎11v] (29/490)

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The record is made up of 1 volume (238 folios). It was created in 1 Jun 1915-21 Nov 1915. It was written in English and French. The original is part of the British Library: India Office The department of the British Government to which the Government of India reported between 1858 and 1947. The successor to the Court of Directors. Records and Private Papers.


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Munitions have been wired for urgently by the Cxemau Consul, Kerman.
They are being sent by the Germans at Ispahan packed in large hales of cotton
in lots of twenty thousand.
In ten days’ time Seiler will leave for Tabbas.
Telegram P., No. 239, dated (and received) the 5th November 1915.
From Lieutenant-Colonel C. T. Ducat, His Britannic Majesty s C onsul at
To The Secretary to the Government of India in the Foreign and Political
Department, Delhi.
There is nothing to report to-day.
Telegram R., No. 307-R., dated (and received) the 5th November 1915.
From—The Hon'ble Lieutenant-Colonel Sir P. Cox, K.C.S.I., K.C.I.E., Political
Resident in the Persian Gulf Historically used by the British to refer to the sea area between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. Often referred to as The Gulf or the Arabian Gulf. ,
To—The Secretary to the Government of India in the Foreign and Political Depart
ment, Delhi.
Do you consider acquiescence of Bakhtiari Khans and readiness of the
tribesmen to participate would be s ne qua non to declaration of war by Persia?
It seems to Grabame and me that this is case.
Object of enquiring is to ascertain for our guidance whether (in view of
possibility of war being declared before we can arrive at definite understanding
with Khans) it is worth while to consider now steps which it might be possible
to take in order to detach whole or part of Bakhtiari after declaration.
Sent to Tehran, repeated to India.
Telegram R., No. 354, dated (and receiveJ) the 5th November 1915.
From—His Britannic Majesty’s Minister, Tehran,
To—The Secretary to the Government of India in the Foreign and Political Depart
ment, Delhi.
Your telegram 2675-B.
Following telegram has been sent yesterday by Samsam Sirdar Assad
to Sirdar (Muh) Tashim :— Begins. According to reports received it appears a
certain Agha Nurullah, an Arab, is intriguing to incite people of (Kahvarukh?).
As this is calculated to foment disorders it is essential you should put a stop to
it effectively. There should not be slightest disturbance or disorder in those
.parts and you should report result by telegraph at once. Ends.
Addressed Cox, who will kindly repeat to Ahwaz, repeated to India,
Telegram, dated the 5th November 1915.
From—His Britannic Majesty’s Vice-Consul at Yezd, Yezd,
1 0 The Secretary to the Government of India in the Foreign and Political
Department, Delhi.
31st October. Party arrived at Yezd during the night (of) November 4th
now including 3 German officers, 29 Austro-Hungarian, 7 Persian subjects,

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The volume contains correspondence regarding the Persian Campaign of the First World War and the movements and activities of the Central Powers in Persia [Iran] between June and November 1915. The correspondence is particularly concerned with German and Ottoman attempts to infiltrate Afghanistan from Persia, and of ensuring the continued neutrality of both Afghanistan and Persia.

The primary correspondents are the British Legation, Tehran; the British Embassy, Petrograd [Saint Petersburg]; the Government of India; and the Foreign Office.

The volume contains a single folio in French (f 184), a communication from the Russian Ambassador in London.

The volume includes a divider which gives the subject number, the year the subject file was opened, the subject heading, and a list of correspondence references by year. This is placed at the back of the correspondence.

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1 volume (238 folios)

The papers are arranged in approximate chronological order from the rear to the front of the volume.

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Foliation: the foliation sequence (used for referencing) commences at the first folio with 1, and terminates at the last folio with 238; these numbers are written in pencil, are circled, and are located in the top right corner of the recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. side of each folio.

A previous foliation sequence between ff 121-127, which is also circled, has been superseded and therefore crossed out.

The foliation sequence does not include the front and back covers.

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English and French in Latin script
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